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GECAS delivers the first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 to Jet Airways

GECAS has announced the delivery of the first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 (VT-JXA) to Jet Airways (India) Limited and the first Boeing MAX aircraft to enter service in India. This new aircraft continues GECAS’ partnership with Jet Airways, which began 25 years ago.

Presently India’s second-largest airline with 119 commercial aircraft, Jet Airways operates over 650 flights a day to destinations in 16 countries across Asia, Europe and North America. The addition of these new technology aircraft, fitted with CFM-LEAP-1B27 engines, aligns with Jet Airways’ growth strategy while offering enhanced fuel efficiency over previous technology.

As Jet Airways recently announced their commitment to adding 150 MAX8 aircraft to their existing fleet, Vinay Dube, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways, shared “Partnering with GECAS has enabled us to introduce these modern, fuel efficient aircraft into our fleet. We at Jet Airways are delighted to be able to offer a superior customer experience to our guests with the introduction of these MAX aircraft from GECAS.”

Photos: GECAS and Jet Airways.

In addition, Boeing issued this statement:


Boeing and Jet Airways on June 19, 2018 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX airplane. Jet Airways will be first Indian carrier to fly the new and improved 737 airplane, which delivers a double-digit improvement in fuel efficiency and improved passenger comfort.

This delivery marks the first of 150 737 MAX airplanes the Mumbai-based airline has on order with Boeing, following two separate orders for 75 jets placed in 2015 and earlier this year.

Jet Airways is India’s second-largest airline with a fleet of nearly 120 airplanes serving more than 60 destinations across 15 countries across Asia, Europe, North America and elsewhere.

The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating more than 4,500 orders from 99 customers worldwide.

The family of airplanes is powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines, and includes design updates such as Boeing’s Advanced Technology winglet that will result in less drag and optimize performance, especially on longer-range missions. Together, these improvements reduce fuel use and CO2 emissions by at least 14 percent compared to today’s Next-Generation 737s – and by 20 percent more than the single-aisle airplanes they replace.

Photo: Boeing.


Jet Airways to connect Mumbai and Manchester

Jet Airways Airbus A330-202 VT-JWP (msn 947) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 937747.

Jet Airways has announced that beginning November 5, 2018, it will launch its first nonstop service between Mumbai and Manchester. This new service is the first nonstop service connecting India, via its economic capital with Manchester, the third largest city in the UK.

Jet Airways will deploy its wide body A330-200 with 254 seating for the service, which will operate for four days every week including Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Manchester will become the 21st international addition to the Jet Airways network and with the introduction of this new flight – the carrier’s 5th nonstop service to/from the UK, Jet Airways will also become the largest carrier between Mumbai and the UK.

The new service will complement the carrier’s existing thrice daily, non-stop services between Mumbai – London Heathrow, and a daily service between Delhi – London Heathrow. The launch of the new service comes one year after the airline launched 3 new international services last year on October 29, 2017 to Amsterdam, Paris and London from Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai respectively.

Jet Airways’ flight 9W 130 will depart from Mumbai at 0230 hrs (Local time) and will arrive in Manchester’s Terminal 2 at 0755 hrs (Local time). The return flight, 9W 129 will depart from Manchester at 0935 hrs (Local time) and arrive in Mumbai’s Terminal 2 at 0040 hrs (Local time).

Copyright Photo: Jet Airways Airbus A330-202 VT-JWP (msn 947) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 937747.

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GECAS leases 12 Boeing 737 MAX 8s to Jet Airways

GECAS has committed to lease twelve Boeing 737-8 MAX 8s to Jet Airways (India) Limited with deliveries commencing from June 12, 2018 and continuing into 2020.

Six of these MAX aircraft will be from GECAS’ skyline order while the other six are from sale and lease back transactions from Jet Airways’ order book. The new technology aircraft are fitted with CFM-LEAP-1B27 engines.

Image: GECAS.

Boeing, Jet Airways announce a new order for 75 737 MAX airplanes

Jet Airways and Boeing today (April 4) announced a new order for 75 737 MAX airplanes as India’s premier international airline looks to the new and improved 737 jet to power its future growth.

Jet Airways announced its first order for 75 MAX airplanes in 2015 as part of a strategy to refresh its fleet with the most modern and environmentally progressive airplanes. The newest order adds 75 more MAXs to support the airline’s future expansion. Jet Airways is set to take direct delivery of its first MAX airplane later this year.

Image: Boeing.

Jet Airways to deepen its domestic presence with 144 new weekly flights this summer

Jet Airways Boeing 737-96N ER WL VT-JBY (msn 35227) BKK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 934602.

Jet Airways made this announcement:

Continuing its focus on growing its domestic presence, Jet Airways, India’s premier full-service international airline, will introduce 144 weekly flights in the first phase of its forthcoming summer schedule. The new schedule will feature a combination of nonstop services – several of them on unique routes being introduced for the first time in the industry, as well as direct, one-stop services between new city pairs in the airline’s existing pan India network, bolstering it further.

As part of the new schedule, Jet Airways will strengthen connectivity between the country’s capital and the North Eastern region via a bouquet of pioneering, nonstop services including thrice-a-week flights to Aizawl and Jorhat and four times-a-week flights to Silchar from New Delhi. The airline also commences four times-a-week nonstop service to Imphal from Delhi. Cementing its presence further in the young, urban metro city of Pune, the airline also launches new, nonstop services to Patna, Raipur and Chandigarh. Additionally, Jet Airways begins a daily, non-stop service for the very first time between Mumbai and Tiruchirappalli – Tamil Nadu’s famous temple city and a religious centre, aside from a new, direct service between Tiruchirappalli and Delhi.

The airline is also commencing direct, one-stop services between Mumbai and the North Eastern cities of Jorhat and Imphal, marking its return to the capital of Manipur. Imphal will also be connected with Pune with direct flights via Guwahati and Kolkata, enhancing access and connectivity between the North-East and its hubs in Mumbai and Delhi. In fact, Guwahati will play an instrumental role in facilitating this season’s connectivity, enabling non-stop daily flights also to Bagdogra, Imphal and Mumbai. The upcoming robust connectivity between the North East and India’s financial as well as political Capital is expected to provide a positive stimulus to the region’s economy, boosting tourism as well as development of business and trade, leading to growth enhancement of Cargo movement.

Among other network enhancements, summer 2018 will also see Jet Airways connect the holy city of Amritsar with non-stop and direct flights from its hubs in Mumbai and Bengaluru respectively for the first time. In fact, Bengaluru will witness addition of other new, non-stop flights that will connect it to the bustling cities of Indore and Patna, reinforcing the cities’ position as Jet Airways’ third domestic hub, after Mumbai and Delhi. Additionally, Jet Airways will also connect Patna with non-stop flights to Mumbai.

Flight Number Sector Frequency Type Departure Arrival
Flight Number9W 852 SectorAizawl – Delhi FrequencyMon / Wed / Fri TypeNon Stop Departure1530 Arrival1835
Flight Number9W 851 SectorDelhi – Aizawl FrequencyMon / Wed / Fri TypeNon Stop Departure1105 Arrival1405
Flight Number9W 358 SectorMumbai – Tiruchirappalli FrequencyDaily TypeNon Stop Departure1225 Arrival1410
Flight Number9W 311 SectorTiruchirappalli – Mumbai FrequencyDaily TypeNon Stop Departure1440 Arrival1650
Flight Number9W 991 SectorDelhi – Silchar FrequencyTue / Thu / Sat / Sun TypeNon Stop Departure1100 Arrival1350
Flight Number9W 992 SectorSilchar – Delhi FrequencyTue / Thu / Sat / Sun TypeNon Stop Departure1530 Arrival1830
Flight Number9W 956 SectorDelhi – Jorhat FrequencyMon / Wed / Fri TypeNon Stop Departure1100 Arrival1400
Flight Number9W 957 SectorJorhat – Delhi FrequencyMon / Wed / Fri TypeNon Stop Departure1520 Arrival1820
Flight Number9W 2540 SectorPatna – Pune FrequencyMon / Tue / Wed / Thu / Fri / Sun TypeNon Stop Departure0245 Arrival0505
Flight Number9W 2539 SectorPune – Patna FrequencyMon / Tue / Wed / Thu / Fri / Sun TypeNon Stop Departure2300 Arrival0120
Flight Number9W 183 SectorPune – Raipur FrequencySun TypeNon Stop Departure1140 Arrival1350
Flight Number9W 184 SectorRaipur – Pune FrequencySun TypeNon Stop Departure1510 Arrival1720
Flight Number9W 935 SectorMumbai – Imphal FrequencyTue / Thu / Sat / Sun TypeDirect Departure1010 Arrival1500
Flight Number9W 842 SectorImphal – Mumbai FrequencyTue / Thu / Sat / Sun TypeDirect Departure1435 Arrival1915
Flight Number9W 921 SectorMumbai – Jorhat FrequencyMon / Wed / Fri TypeDirect Departure1010 Arrival1450
Flight Number9W 936 SectorJorhat – Mumbai FrequencyMon / Wed / Fri TypeDirect Departure1435 Arrival1915
Flight Number9W 917 SectorDelhi – Jorhat FrequencyTue / Thu / Sat / Sun TypeDirect Departure0920 Arrival1310
Flight Number9W 918 SectorJorhat – Delhi FrequencyTue / Thu / Sat / Sun TypeDirect Departure1420 Arrival1855
Flight Number9W 358 SectorDelhi – Tiruchirappalli FrequencyDaily TypeDirect Departure0900 Arrival1410
Flight Number9W 311 SectorTiruchirappalli – Delhi FrequencyMon / Tue / Wed / Thu / Fri TypeDirect Departure1440 Arrival2020
Flight Number9W 982 SectorImphal – Pune FrequencyMon / Wed / Fri TypeDirect Departure1530 Arrival2335

Jet Airways is India’s premier international airline which operates flights to 64 destinations, including India and overseas. Jet Airways’ robust domestic India network spans the length and breadth of the country covering metro cities, state capitals and emerging destinations. Beyond India, Jet Airways operates flights to key international destinations in South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America.

The Jet Airways Group currently operates a fleet of 119 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200 / 300, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500 / 600s.

Copyright Photo: Jet Airways Boeing 737-96N ER WL VT-JBY (msn 35227) BKK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 934602.

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Delta and KLM announce a codeshare partnership with Jet Airways via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Jet Airways Airbus A330-302 VT-JWU (msn 1391) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 930662.

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Amsterdam) will launch a codeshare agreement with India’s Jet Airways (Mumbai) that brings convenient new travel options for customers flying from Europe and the United States via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to India and beyond.

Delta and KLM announce codeshare partnership with Jet Airways via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (PRNewsFoto/Delta Air Lines)

Delta and KLM announce codeshare partnership with Jet Airways via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (PRNewsFoto/Delta Air Lines)

Effective March 27, 2016 and subject to government approvals, Delta and KLM customers flying from Europe and the United States to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport will be able to connect onto Jet Airways’ new daily flights to Delhi and Mumbai, with onward destinations that include Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Goa, Kolkata and Amritsar in India; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Kathmandu, Nepal; and Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Delta and KLM codeshare on these Jet Airways routes will provide customers with co-ordinated customer service, a single ticket and through-check in of bags to their final destinations. Delta SkyMiles and KLM Flying Blue members will be eligible to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles on codeshare routes operated by Jet.

In addition, Jet Airways will place its code on flights between Amsterdam and 11 destinations in the United States and Canada operated by Delta and KLM. These include: New York-JFK, Newark, Chicago, Washington D.C., Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Edmonton. Jet Airways will also codeshare on KLM-operated flights to 30 European destinations beyond Amsterdam including Madrid, Zurich and Milan. KLM’s service between Amsterdam and New Delhi also forms part of this agreement.


Delta and KLM offer up to 19 peak-day services to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport from 21 destinations in the United States and Canada.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/ Jet Airways, with this new agreement, is shifting its European hub from Brussels to Amsterdam. Airbus A330-302 VT-JWU (msn 1391) prepares to taxi from the gate at BRU.

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Jet Airways orders 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

Jet Airways (2015) logo

Jet Airways (Mumbai) and Boeing announced an order for 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes at the 2015 Dubai Airshow.

The announcement marks the largest order in Jet Airways’ history and supports the airline’s replacement strategy to have the most modern and environmentally progressive airplane fleet. The order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer, includes conversions of 25 Next-Generation 737s to 737 MAX 8s, as well as options and purchase rights for an additional 50 aircraft.


The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.